Two wedding parties collided at the Society Hill Sheraton hotel in Philadelphia this weekend with tragic results. Weddings gone wrong can be painful to remember. Do you have any crazy wedding-day stories you’d like to share?
Not much is publicly known yet about an alcohol-fueled brawl that happened over the weekend when two roudy wedding parties collided at the Society Hill Sheraton hotel in Philadelphia, but we do have a sense of its tragic weight. One man, a 57-year-old uncle of one of the brides, who was not among those fighting, died of a heart attack.
Wedding guest Matthew Sofka, 26, of Westfield, N.J., is charged with inciting a riot and assaulting police, and two other unidentified men in their 20s were cited for disorderly conduct. Dozens of police officers were called to the scene to break up the melée.
And two pairs of newlyweds have to live with the heartbreaking fact that it all happened on their now very public wedding day — which will surely cast a pall on what might otherwise have been one of the happiest days of their lives.
Do you have any crazy wedding-day stories you’d like to share? Any disputes between rival in-laws or embarrassing accidents that live on in family lore?
A wedding may bring together two people in love, but their guests may not always be in the mood. A good seating arrangement can keep family dramas at bay and prevent old wounds from reopening, but there’s no controlling who bumps into whom after dinner or what disastrous interpersonal cocktails might pour forth from a mix-up at the bar.